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Horror Film Genre Conventions

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  • 1. Horror Genre Conventions
    D.I.S.T.I.N.C.T
    DON’T. IGNORE. SETTINGS. TECHNICAL CODES. ICONOGRAPHY. NARRATIVE STRUCTURE. CHARACTER TYPES. THEMES.
    Adam Nelson
  • 2. Don’t IGNORE…
    Settings
    Graveyards
    Churches
    Hospitals
    Basements/Attics/Lofts
    Isolated Communities
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  • 3. Technical Codes
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    Don’t IGNORE…
    High/Low Camera Angles (Effect – Power)
    Jump Cuts (Effect - Quickening of Time)
    Ambient Sounds – Diegetic (Realism)
    Monster Sounds etc – Non Diegetic (Effect – To Scare)
  • 4. Iconography
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    Don’t IGNORE…
    Low-Key Lighting (High-Key to emphasise shadows)
    Weapons (Guns, Knives)
    Blood
    Religious Symbols
    Dark Coloured Clothing/Costumes
    Dark Colour in General (Black & Red)
  • 5. Narrative Structure
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    Don’t IGNORE…
    Standard Structure – (Equilibrium-Disruption-Attempt to Repair-Equilibrium)
    Beginning Middle End
  • 6. Character Types
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    Don’t IGNORE…
    Hero (Often a Victim)
    Villain (Or Evil Force)
    Children
    Monsters/Ghosts etc
  • 7. Themes
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    Don’t IGNORE…
    Good v Evil
    Death
    Hate
    Suicide
    Depression
    Religion